99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 2/10/09
PARISHVILLE-HOPKINTON TO FARE BETTER THAN OTHER SCHOOLS ON AID LOSSES--Superintendent Tom Burns told the Board of Education Monday the school district will see a loss of 0.98% next year, translating into a cash loss of about 52-thousand dollars. However, with other aid forms being flat next year and expenses going up the first draft worse case scenario levy hike would be about 11 percent. PHCS got less of a cut because of its 'high need' status.
OLMSTEAD DOES STATE TIME--51-year-old Groege Olmstead of Chase Mills was sentenced to 3-and-a-third to 10 years in prison for his role in a fatal hit-and-run snowmobile collision that killed 12-year-old Matthew Caldwell of Chase Mills last March, and an unconnected DWI. Olmstead already had 6 previous DWI convictions. Olmstead was accused of masking damage to his pick-up after the fatal crash with deer hair.
FIREPLACE CHIMNEY DEFECT BLAMED FOR FOWLER FIRE--Trucks from Gouverneur and several other departments under mutual aid were called about 11:40 Monday night to the residence of Scott and Debbie Skeldon and Family on Island Branch Road. Damage was termed 'moderate'. One firefighter was hurt.
GARNER: NO POTTIES IN PARK--Potsdam Trustee and Deputy Mayor Ruth Garner said last week she would not support the installation of public toilets in Ives Park. Trustee Steve Yurgartis brought up the idea, as a possible project in line with the Potsdam Rotary Club installing benches. Garner feels the area should be open and rest rooms are not appropriate; Yurgartis says toilets would help facilitate large events in the park.
Corlena Nichols--76--Potsdam. Services 10am Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours tonight 7-9 and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.